How are we working to raise and protect our children, the earth and each other? The vision is that this page will grow to share the work being done to educate eachother on the preservation of our livelihood

The Nihewan Foundation is dedicated to furthering the education of not only Native American students but also non-Indian people who seldom have a chance at learning with us or about us. Public awareness about indigenous people beyond Indian Country – past, present, future; domestic and global – is an important issue at the Nihewan Foundation.

During the Sixties Buffy Sainte-Marie established her unique way of life, combining concerts in big cities with experience in grassroots Indian communities and becoming a bridge between cultures. Buffy founded the Nihewan Foundation for American Indian Education on the basis of her love of teaching, her belief in Native American potential, and her newly found financial success in the music industry.




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